Wayne State University

Aim Higher

News Releases

April 2015

Wayne State University professor receives grant to improve exercise programs for people with dysferlin-linked muscular dystrophies
DETROIT - The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences today announced that Joseph Roche, an assistant professor for the physical therapy program in the...
Wayne State University developing new approaches for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
DETROIT - Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, may be one of Alzheimer's earliest signs. The subtle changes of MCI include problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment and a subjective sense...
Wayne State start-up receives prestigious Luis Villalobos Award
DETROIT - RetroSense Therapeutics, LLC, a Wayne State University start-up biotechnology company, has received the Luis Villalobos Award from the Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world's leading...

March 2015

Brain Day Detroit at the Michigan Science Center
DETROIT - Learn how your brain impacts your senses, how it develops and changes as you age, how it works together with your eyes, and much more at Brain Day Detroit, held March 21, 2015, at the...
Multi-Center Pediatric Research Study Targets Cancer with T Cells
DETROIT, Mich., Thursday, March 05, 2015 - Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Barbara...
NSF CAREER award to Wayne State University aims to determine causes of seismic anisotropy
DETROIT - Wayne State University's Sarah Jo Brownlee, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty...
Lycopene may ward off kidney cancer in older women
DETROIT - A higher intake by postmenopausal women of the natural antioxidant lycopene, found in foods like tomatoes, watermelon and papaya, may lower the risk of renal cell carcinoma, a type of...

February 2015

Wayne State physics professor receives prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Award
DETROIT – Wayne State University’s Takeshi Sakamoto, biophysicist and assistant professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has...
Prenatal exposure can make alcohol smell more pleasant
DETROIT - Young adults exposed to high levels of alcohol before birth found the smell of it more pleasant than a control group did, according to researchers at Wayne State University. In the sample...

January 2015

Wayne State University researchers exploring new treatment for tinnitus
DETROIT - Tinnitus, a prevalent public health problem that affects millions of people, serves as an alert system that something is wrong in the auditory system. It can be caused by a number of health...
Pioneering Study Shows A Gene-Linked Heart Muscle Disease That Causes Sudden Cardiac Death in Children can be Ameliorated or Prevented with a New Drug Therapy
A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure - co-authored by Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., pediatrician-in-chief at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, part of...
Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University Trauma Researcher Publishes Major Study on Causes of Brain Injury in Children
Conclusive findings by Division Chief and Research Director of Pediatric Emergency MedicinePrashant V. Mahajan, M.D., and other researchers underline the crucial importance of protecting kids from...